Edward Thomas Walsh

Merchant Tailor & Importer

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Waterloo 1891 1897
Mayor Waterloo 1894 1894
  • Waterloo Municipal Council stamp (City of Sydney Archives A-00310569)

Family background

Edward Thomas Walsh was born in Chippendale, NSW in 1858, son of Peter Walsh and Julia Roach. He was living at 308 Cleveland Street at the time of his election and at the residence of his daughter in Beach Road, Darling Point at the time of his death on 22 July 1918, aged 59 years. He was buried in Waverley Cemetery. Edward Thomas Walsh married to Annie Brown (1861-1923) in 1878 in Sydney and they had 4 daughters. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £23,486.

Occupation & interests

Walsh worked as a master tailor for 30 years at 122 Pitt Street, Sydney and was the President of the Master Tailor’s Association. He was also a member of the Australian Jockey Club.

Community activity

Edward Thomas Walsh was a justice of the peace (JP).

Local government service

Edward Thomas Walsh was elected 2 November 1891 following the resignation of M F Smith. He was returned to Waterloo Council in 1895 owing to the population of Waterloo being increased sufficiently to increase their number of council representatives from 9 to 12. Walsh was an alderman on Waterloo Council in 1891-97. He was mayor in 1894.


‘Municipal and shire nomination’, The  Sydney Morning Herald, 3 November 1891, p. 7, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13850753

‘All About People’, Catholic Press, 25 July 1918, p.22, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/105965539

‘Waterloo Municipality’, Truth, 31 March 1895, p.5, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/167951406


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